With the spectacular new Queen + Adam Lambert multi-media package “Live Around the World” just released ahead of the 45th anniversary of the iconic album “A Night at the Opera” , it is easy for both pundits and fans alike to assume that when the original Queen, composed of current members Brian May and Roger Taylor plus John Deacon and the late singer Freddie Mercury, released their fourth album in November 1975 that they were established stars. They weren’t. And as you will hear beginning November 9 in this classic rock interview with Brian and Roger, they were painfully aware of that fact.
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Queensryche co-founder/ composer/ guitarist Chris DeGarmo and former singer/ songwriter Geoff Tate may be gone now ( the former pilots corporate jets, the latter heads the band Operation Mindcrime ), but they tell the story of the blockbuster four million-seller Empire and the amazing songs “Best I Can”, “Jet City Woman”,”Della Brown”,” Resistance”,”Hand on Heart”, even a live performance from London’s Hammersmith Odeon just weeks after Empire’s 1990 release.
In November 1990 Queensryche planted the flag of smartly conceived and played all-American rock in the heart of the British Empire, London’s venerable Hammersmith Odeon theater. This live performance of “Best I Can” is completely live, no overdubs.
It was The Game that crowned Queen #1 worldwide, precisely because of the balance of hits “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Play the Game” with the blistering “Dragon Attack”, “Rock It”, and “Sail Away Sweet Sister”. Brian May and Roger Taylor are suited up to play The Game here In the Studio for its fortieth anniversary.
Queen always was one of those top-tier bands who could really sing and play their highly arranged material live, and here is ample proof of that fact in a rare live-in-studio performance of “Spread Your Wings” from Autumn 1977 in a London studio. –Redbeard
The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal hard rock including the late Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath all “In the Studio” for Heavy Metal History
Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Adam Lambert as Queen, re-tooling their classic to raise money and spirits with “YOU Are the Champions”, saluting every noble person who sacrificed to serve us in this time. Watch and please donate.
Former members Geoff Tate and Chris DeGarmo take you to “ Promised Land”, their best seller, on the album’s 25th anniversary
Queen headlining the Rainbow Theatre for the first time in late March 1974 were so impressive in concert that when they booked the same venue in November later that same year to premiere their third studio album, “Sheer Heart Attack” , the young foursome had to add a second night.
Long ago Queen set a very high standard for concert performance from which they have never wavered. Here is proof of it with “Now I’m Here”, originally off of Queen’s third studio album Sheer Heart Attack released forty-five years ago, captured here on the stunning December 1975 concert performance in London, A Night at […]